With this qualification, a career in make-up artistry could be yours. You will study a variety of units including researching, developing and showcasing designs, the art of applying make-up, creative make-up artistry and hair artistry. You will also develop your communication skills during consultation with clients.
As part of your studies, you will be required to complete work experience to support the development of your skills and behaviours to enable you to succeed within the industry.
You need to be highly motivated and demonstrate a keen interest in your chosen subject. Offers of a place on the course are dependent on your qualifications and practical aptitude. You will need:
You will have an interview and initial assessment in maths and English and will attend a taster session. Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment. If you are successful, you will be allocated a place to study.
You will study a variety of units including researching, developing and showcasing designs, the art of applying make-up, creative make-up artistry and hair artistry.
You will also develop your skills in maths and English, which will support your progression to further study or employment.
You will be assessed by a range of methods including:
Maths and English will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.
A kit and uniform are required for the programme. Details will be made available during your interview.
You can progress to a Level 3 Theatrical and Special Effects, Hair and Media Make-up course where you will continue to develop your skills in maths and English.
You could pursue a career as a make-up artist for the film and TV industry or as a stylist for the fashion industry.
Award-winning former beauty student Ebony Saxton loved her Derby College course so much that she would like to be a beauty lecturer herself one day Ebony, who initially took a VRQ level 2 diploma in Beauty Therapy at the college's Ilkeston campus, successfully completed the advanced programme in Year 2. Described by her tutors as "a vigilant learner who pays great attention to detail", she gained distinctions in all her units, exceeding her targets.And, in recognition of her hard work and dedication she received the Sensi Hairdressing, Holistic & Beauty Therapy Award in the Derby College Peak Awards. It was this same professionalism and motivation while on work experience in a Kimberley beauty salon which led to Ebony getting a job she loves. As a trained therapist with Izabella's Secret, Ebony does massages, facials, manicures and pedicures – with nails her favourite treatment. Ebony, who served in the army cadets while at school, had a great time at college and would like to return at some stage so she can one day lecture in beauty therapy.
I loved college so much that I miss it. I learned such a lot on my course and the lecturers were amazing.
I'm still learning in my job but at some stage I'd like to go back to college and train to be a lecturer.
I got some experience in teaching in the army cadets and really enjoyed it.